“Saturday Night Live,” 10 p.m., NBC.
When Jimmy Fallon
returned to host the show last Christmastime, he was ready to try
anything. He became singers -- Michael Buble, Barry Gibb, Harry
Styles, even Pitbull – plus Scrooge and more.
Now a shortened
version of that eruns at 10 p.m., with Justin Timberlake as music
guest and others – Madonna, Paul McCartney – popping in. Another
rerun, with Martin Freeman, is at 11:29.
Indiana Jones and Harry Potter films, all day, cable.
generations, these are the heroes – a brawny archeologist and a
brainy wizard – who spark movie adventures. Spike has “Raiders of
the Lost Ark” (1981) at 12:32 p.m., then its sequels at 3:17, 6:13
and 9:18 p.m.; the first and third are the best – but all are
skillfully directed by Steven Spielberg.
By comparison, the
eight Harry Potter films had four directors. ABC Family has the first
(2001) at 7 a.m., the second (2002) at 10:30 a.m. and the third
(2004) 2:30 p.m. It skips the fourth and has the next ones (2007,
2009) at 5:30 and 8:30 p.m.; the final two are 5:30 and 9 p.m.
ALTERNATIVE: Bowl games, all day.
The second Saturday
of bowl season is packed with five games, none odder than this: The
Duck Commander Independence Bowl (3:30 p.m. on ABC) has no team with
a winning record; Miami and South Carolina are each 6-6. And the
naming rights were bought by the people in “Duck Dynasty.”
That's logical, sort
of. Phil Robertson, the duck patriarch, was a star high school
quarterback who started for Louisiana Tech. He quit after two so-so
years, but the guy who replaced him (Terry Bradshaw) did just fine.
CBS has the Sun Bowl at 2 p.m.; ESPN has bowls at 1, 4:30 and 8.
cable. WGN American reruns the complete first season of “Manhattan”
-- set in the early days of the atomic-bomb project – from 9 a.m.
to 10:30 p.m. Also, Starz has the first six episodes of “Missing”
-- a compelling story of someone's obsessive search for his son –
from 5-11:30 p.m.
“Bones,” 8 p.m.,
Fox. In a rerun, Brennan is the speaker at a forensic-science
convention. Naturally, a body is found; plenty of people volunteer to
help or to use their products; also, Hodgins is a suspect.
8 p.m., CBS. Chin's life is in danger, when a probe leads to a
possible serial killer.
Budapest Hotel” (2014), 8-9:45 p.m., HBO. This odd gem could get
fresh attention, now that it has Golden Globe nominations. In comedy
categories, it's up for best movie and actor (Ralph Fiennes); in
general categories, Wes Anderson is nominated for best director and
9 p.m., Fox. An undead Weeping Lady (from Ichabod's past) causes
Laura,” 9 p.m., NBC. Probing a Koreatown murder in this rerun,
Laura comes across a lively karaoke scene, tries poker and meets her
estranged father (Robert Klein).
(2004), 9 p.m., WE. This is one of two fun comedies; the other is
“Bridesmaids” (2011), at 8 p.m. on Oxygen. Other strong movies:
the gorgeous “Black Stallion” (1979), at 8 p.m. ET on Turner
Classic Movies ... the smart “Good Will Hunting” (1997), at 8:30
on TV Guide ... and “Michael Sam,” a documentary on pro
football's first openly gay player, at 9 on the Oprah Winfrey